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If you or a loved one are in need of assistance with a family related legal problem, this Lawton & Cates Family Law Resource Center may provide you with helpful information and resources.  Whether you are a spouse, parent, child, grandparent, unmarried couple or same-sex partner, this section provides information on a variety of family law topics, such as divorce, annulment, child custody, placement, maintenance and support, adoption, paternity, post judgment modifications, domestic violence cases and grandparents rights. 


WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A GOOD DIVORCE LAWYER?

According to the Divorce pamphlet produced by the State Bar of Wisconsin: "Contrary to what many people believe, good divorce lawyers don't push their clients into full-scale war. This only leaves behind damage and resentment that can linger for years. The best outcome is a divorce that allows two people to begin to heal and get on with their lives. Toward that end, divorce attorneys help their clients settle their divorce, if at all possible, rather than go to trial."